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|Forgetting Sarah Marshall |
Unrated Widescreen Edition
Actors: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Peter (Jason Segel) is a struggling musician who finds his world turned upside down when his TV celebrity girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), dumps him for a tragically hip rock star. It?s the hysterically funny loo... more »
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Kirk M. from MENOMONEE FLS, WI
Reviewed on 12/7/2011...
jason segal, kristen bell, and even appearances from jonah hill and paul rudd...what more needs to be said? if there is a bad part in the movie was the corny "dracula" rock-opera!! a definate for fans of judd apatow...
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Ann B. from AURORA, CO
Reviewed on 11/12/2011...
Jason Segel wrote and starred in this and it did seem like it was his forum to show himself off in several different ways. But it was fine for when you just want a few laughs and don't want to think too hard about anything. Bill Hader was a highlight as the "sensible" step brother and his too-involved wife. Kristen Wiig was a yoga instructor who cracked me up too. Some funny moments - I did not hate it, I did not love it, just sort of in the OK category.
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Paula B. from SANTA CRUZ, CA
Reviewed on 4/11/2011...
very funny movie
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
IVOR I. from CHICAGO, IL
Reviewed on 12/30/2010...
'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' is another fine entertainment from Judd Apatow and his scurvy crew. Actor/Writer/Stand-Up Jason Segel's gets his shot and produces another smash-hit featuring the usual pot-pourri of Jewish male sexual inadequacy and hilarious venting, all of which is laugh-out-loud funny while attempting to deal the yuk-yuks in some kind of emotionally frank and accurate way. Along with Segal, Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd doing their scene-stealing scenery-chewing usual, there's British cockney-wanna-be, West Ham United football fanatic, writer/satirist Russell Brand who explodes into our mass consciousness as Aldous Snow, the super self-absorbed, pathetic rockstar/boyfriend of Sarah Marshall. Brand has dynamite comic timing and is certainly willing to do anything for a laugh. And in Mila Kunis formerly of Fox's hilarious 'That Seventies Show' and the voice of Meg in 'The Family Guy' Segal has created a particularly subtle counterweight to all the bottled blonde cheese cake that permeates the Appatow stable and its shiksa-kyte ouevre--in this case Kristen Bell who plays the actual, real vapid, semi-moronic soap-opera actress Sarah Marshall with an absolute sense of gusto. Having seen her in a couple of different slasher/teen angst movies previously, I have to say that Ms. Bell was born to play this role and doubt if she will ever see so good a role again.
My only criticism here would be that the script could have lost about ten minutes of the self-pity party backstory and the awkwardly trite attempt at a stitched-on happy ending. Director Nicholas Stoller ought to have noticed that the sum parts of 'Knocked Up, 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' and 'Superbad' hold together better because we're left both exhausted from the gags and satisfied that all kinds of possibilities are just around the corner.
Edward F. Prickett | South Carolina | 04/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is another smashing success brought to you by Judd Apatow and friends. This time it is Jason Segel's turn to shine and he certainly does not dissapoint with a script that is both laugh out loud funny and emotionally honest.
While one has come to expect Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, and even Segel himself to be on point because of their past turns in other Apatow produced comedies, it is the newcomers that really impress.
Like Christpher Mint-Plaisse as Fogel in "Superbad" it is the ability to find new and original comedic voices that have largely contributed to the success of past Apatow movies like "Superbad", "Knocked up", and even "40 year old virgin".
"Sarah Marshall" introduces the british Comedian Russell Brand to American audiences as Aldous Snow the ultra-ridiculous british rockstar/new boyfriend of Sarah Marshall. Brand has dynamite comic timing and is certainly willing to do anything for a laugh. His interactions with Jonah Hill whose character is obsessed with him are both creepy and laugh out loud funny.
the other real suprise is Mila Kunis. While I enjoyed her as jackie on "That 70's Show", her work here is truly relevatory. While she is essentially playing the requiste "dream girl" she is able to give the part some real depth while giving the movie a real warmth.
The other standout for me was Bill Hader who is funnier everytime I see him. Most will probably recognize him from his work in Superbad as Seth Rogen's partner and in this he plays segel's step-brother who is not afraid to tell Peter exactly how it is.
I also feel I need to mention Kristen Bell who plays Sarah Marshall. While the role is rather thankless she is quite funny and gives the character real bite. She also nails perhaps the most honest scene I have ever seen in a romantic comedy when she finally tells Peter why it didnt work between them. Both actors shine in the scene, but her work is both honest and heartbreaking and gives her character a depth that I certainly was not expecting.
This one is highly recommended"
We were surprised
Gregory P. Carrier | Iowa City, IA USA | 11/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My wife and I took a chance on this and rented it when we couldn't find anything else. We haven't seen any other Apatow films -- they all looked a little too adolescent for our tastes. We had read some good reviews of this, though, so we gave it a shot. It was a real surprise -- very clever, well-written, and genuinely funny. Great cast, and all give excellent performances. Lots of real talent went into this. A very enjoyable movie."
The REAL Perfect Date Movie
Nicholas Spears | Wilkes-Barre, PA | 05/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When you hear the phrase "date movie", most people usually think "chick flick", a movie that's pleasing to the female on the date yet only passable at best for the guy. Something like The Wedding Planner, 27 Dresses or the most recent chick-centric movie to be dubbed "the perfect date movie", Made of Honor.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall blows all those flicks right out of the water. This movie is a rare occurrence. It's a movie that has the right amount of romance for the ladies and an abundance of raunchy jokes for the guys. Kristen Bell is especially good in her role as the title character. She's come a long way since Veronica Mars. She proves that comedy is her real forte."